With the girls being so little, though, we didn't spend too much time outside. In particular, I was afraid for their hands. We only had fleece mittens, and I knew those would soak through very quickly.
Still, I managed to take some of my very favorite pictures.
Each year since, I've been focused on taking more snow pictures. We've had snow (and/or ice) each year, but it hasn't been that beautiful powder that's perfect for play.
Last year, I finally took the girls outside for our last snow, on March 1. It barely covered the ground, but we still had fun with our white backdrop.
This weekend, we had a gorgeous snowfall, albeit a small one. There was barely more than a dusting on the grass, but we had close to 2" on our driveway. The girls were thrilled to finally get to play...and to wear the ski gloves I bought them a couple of years ago. And you'd better believe I took plenty of snow pictures.
|B was proud of her "snowball"!|
|B, triumphantly tossing up snow.|
|A, tossing up snow...although she did NOT like when it came down in her face!|
I asked the girls if they wanted to build a snowman, and they were thrilled at the prospect. The snow was incredibly powdery, though, so it really wasn't conducive to anything more than a snowman head. Hee hee! The girls didn't mind a bit, though!
|And here he is, complete with a baby carrot for a nose and raisins for his eyes and mouth.|
I called for Daddy to come join us for a few minutes. He didn't venture beyond the garage, but he did grab the camera long enough to snap a picture of the three of us.